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Education is the key to economic development

ARTICLE – MSU’s Stennis Institute Assists Schools (2-27-2013)

Education is the key to economic development. Industries need problem-solvers: educated, trainable workers who can go above and beyond classroom instruction.

Strategic planner Phil Hardwick has seen it time and again in his work as a project manager with Mississippi State University’s John C. Stennis Institute of Government and Community Development. Over the past three years, he’s worked with 13 Northeast Mississippi schools to increase the numbers of students admitted to college.  More…

Appalachian Higher Education Bus Tour Visits Alabama and Mississippi

11-17-2012

This past week I had the opportunity to accompany the 2012 Appalachian Bus Tour on its visits to Corinth High School, East Mississippi Community College, Bevill State Community College and Louisville High School.  Below are links to a couple of news stories about the tour and why it came to this region.

TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) — Monday, Mississippi became the focus of educators from eight other states. They came here to find out what certain school districts are doing to put more students in college.
http://www.wtva.com/news/local/story/Bus-tour-stops-in-Mississippi-for-the-first-time/ZQXGJNzZX0ONocV9HCX6tg.cspx
(includes video)

APNews – Daily Corinthian –  A group of over 60 education professionals from around the Appalachian region visited Corinth High School on Monday to learn more about the school s success in preparing students for college.

The group of educators were part of the Appalachian Higher Education Network s annual bus tour, a three-day trip to schools in Alabama and Mississippi with a spotlight on college access programs. Educators on the tour hailed from Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee and West Virginia.

http://m.apnews.com/ap/db_268748/contentdetail.htm?contentguid=LvvRzW7C